Ikpeazu gives 10-day ultimatum to Isi-gate traders
By Steve Oko
Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has given a 10-day ultimatum to traders of vegetables and other perishables at Isi-gate area of Umuahia the state capital.
The Governor gave the ultimatum while fielding questions from newsmen after commissioning the Ultra -mordern relief market he built at Amuzukwu area of the city.
Ikpeazu who expressed sadness over the perennial gridlock and obstructions at Isi -gate due to the activities of traders said he never wanted to use force in ejecting them until he had provided a better alternative for them.
The Governor, therefore, urged them to voluntarily relocate to the relief market or brace up for the wrath of the law.
He vowed that after 10 days any trader on vegetables and other perishables still found at Isi-gate would be made to bear the consequences of flouting the relocation order.
Meanwhile, the governor had during the commissioning of the market given a cash of N5000 each to market women who displayed their wares at the market.
Wawa News Global reports that the market located beside Amuzukwu Primary School has modern facilities and conveniences including water and electricity.
Isi-gate was the former site of Umuahia Main Market until it was relocated to Ubani Ibeku in 2014 (an outskirt of the city centre) by former Gov. Theodore Orji.
But many of the traders have since returned to Isi-gate and the adjourning street citing poor patronage at Ubani as reason for their return.
Consequently, the area which serves as the major intersection and thoroughfare for vehicular traffics traversing the state has always been chaotic especially during evening hours.
The area has also become a hotbed and flashpoint for pickpockets and street urchins who seem to have overwhelmed security operatives.Steve Oko, Publisher/C.E.O, WaWa News Global. For more information on advert placement and news coverage, contact us on: 08038725600, or via email firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com Always read WaWa News Global - Your most dependable online news platform for the latest breaking news in Nigeria.